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Jan 16, 2014 2:00pm EST
. >>> massive wildfire in california happening outside of los angeles. and the fire is still growing. the flames were first spotted about five hours ago in the hills about 25 miles from l.a. jennifer london is at our last ain -- los angeles burrow. what is the latest? >> reporter: i'm on top of the al jazeera los angeles building, and you can see behind me the thick blanket of smoke covering the city. the kobe fire broke out about 25 to 30 miles northeast of los angeles. and to give you an idea of how quickly this fire spread, at 8:30 am we received a report of 125 acres had burned, by 10:00 am that number jumped to 1700 acres. two homes we know have been destroyed. mandatory evacuations are in place and all schools have been closed. and we understand -- we have a helicopter flying over right now -- but we understand that they have three people in custody that are being questioned with regard to how this fire may have started. it is certainly a fuel and wind-driven fire, we have a b in of conditions that make it ripe for fire season, which it is not right now, but we have extremely dry condition
Jan 12, 2014 11:00pm PST
.6 earthquake that jolted the los angeles area awake at exactly 4:31 this morning. this is the scene tonight. people too frightened to return to their quake damaged homes are spending the night in the open in parks, in makeshift tents, in their cars, sometimes with vehicles circled much like the early settlers of the west. that of course offers little protection from this. 27 people now reported dead. nows nows-- more reported injured. with the ability to deliver that plus food and medical help, the experts predict the problem resulting from this earthquake are just beginning. >>> randy shandobil brought us this perspective. >> reporter: when the skies are blue and the freeways flowing it seems hard to believe that just three years ago today los angeles was like this. 4:31a.m. january 17, 1994, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake epicenter north ridge. collapsed freeways, collapsed apartments $25 billion in damage. >> this is a bullet and the building is just gone. the third floor is now the first floor. >> reporter: but look at los angeles now. remember the shopping center. it's back and everyone w
Jan 28, 2014 12:00am PST
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight we look ahead at president obama's state of the union speech with erica garcetti . his speech will include addressing income inequality, something that affects all of us. zones,s about promise government funding and illuminating anti-equality. with toddll talk toner of chideo, designed champion causes -- of celebrities. glad you joined ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ tavis: president obama is set to deliver a state of the union speech tomorrow night. it will include the rising inequality. visited three -- he has named three cities as promise zones, guaranteeing significant federal funding to eliminating inequality and poverty. joining us now, this is our mayor, eric garcetti. good to have you on this program. >> good to be here. it was said many years ago all politics is local. after the president gets a speech tomorrow night, what really matters is how it goes down in the city. what are you expecting? >> i am expecting some good empowering. you don't alway
Jan 9, 2014 6:30pm PST
n, su gobierno creara zonas de oportunidad, los angeles es parte de las 5 zonas revitalizadas >> se sorprende las bajas cantidades de casos de inmigración que pueden atender las cortes de inmigración >> en roma encontramos al padre fabián, que paseó con el papa, en el papa móvil, todavía no sale de asombro, comenzamos ♪ ♪ >> este es su noticiero univisión, con jorge ramos y maría elena salinas. ♪ >> muy buenas noches, comenzamos en nueva jersey, chris christy bajo la cabeza y pidió disculpas por el cierre de la vía de acceso para castigar a un alcalde opositor, el puente es el george washington, pasan un cuarto de millones de vehículos, es el puente más transitado de todo el mundo, dijo que no sabia que hicieron sus colaboradores, pero sigue la investigación de lo que se conoce como el escándalo del puente. >> en lo que se conoce en la política como control de daño, el gobernador de nueva jersey, en un tono inusual, pidió disculpas y se declaró avergonzado y humillado por el escándalo (habla en inglés). >> no tuve ni conocimiento ni parte en la ejecución d
Jan 16, 2014 4:00am PST
in chicago, and sunshine in dallas and los angeles. 85 the high in l.a. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, jcpenney cuts thousands of jobs, and hershey's lets you spread the chocolate cheer. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. the struggling department store chain jcpenney says it's closing 33 stores nationwide. it will cost thousands their jobs. the stores will be closed by early may. the cuts are expecting to save penny's $65 million annually. >>> asian stocks were mixed on a weaker yen. tokyo's nikkei lost more than a quarter percent. hong kong e hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. >>> some strong earnings reports sent stocks on wall street higher. the dow jones industrial climbed 108 points. the nasdaq composite finished the day nearly 32 points higher. >>> the national labor relations board filed complaints against walmart for violating the rights of protesting and striking workers. federal officials say walmart illegally fired, disciplined, or threatened more than 60 employees in 14 states
Jan 19, 2014 8:00pm EST
. to achieve that, he gives money away by the bucket load. half a billion dollars so far to los angeles, to disney hall, the l.a. opera, the museum of contemporary art, three scientific research centers, and he puts his name on almost all of them. you want the world to know about it by putting your name on all the things you do support. >> i don't keep it a secret, that's for sure. [ticking] >> when sony, the electronics giant that's the epitome of japan incorporated, lost its cutting edge, it did something radical. it hired a westerner, sir howard stringer, as its new ceo. sony is no longer the coolest. this is the coolest. >> you can take ipod and beat us over the head with it, but it's only one product, and we have 1,000 products. >> still, talk about a tough job. he has to turn sony around in a culture that's not always easy for a westerner to understand. >> sorry. >> that's all right. were you lost in translation too? >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this edition, we talk with a trio of business moguls, carl icahn, eli broad, and sir howard stringer. we begin w
Jan 4, 2014 5:30pm PST
up lost ground. josh arrington reports from los angeles. >> reporter: she lives in one of the poorest neighborhoods in los angeles and she was struggling in school. [ speaking foreign language ] her interest in learning music prompted her parents to enroll her in a music program in their neighborhood called the harmony project. in the three years since, much has changed in her life. >> music is like a dialogue. we can play a certain thing. let say the violins can play something back. it can be the same melody but different notes. it's a conversation talking back and forth. >> reporter: serving 2,000 students with a budget of $2.5 million. the mostly privately funded harmony project is filling a gap in public education programs. students get at least five hours of music classes each week year round. for the poorest students it's free, including the instrument. margaret martin started the harmony project in 2001 after witnessing something on the streets of her hometown, los angeles. >> this positiony of gang members walks into a former's market and stops to listen to a kid playing a vio
Jan 15, 2014 5:30pm PST
disaster. in los angeles, research reveals threat. (wfts.ecl) stak future of los angeles as a city that people want to live in. >> pelley: ben tracy reports. and five years ago we marveled at the miracle on the hudson. jeff pegues on how a change in flight plan altered the course of a life. >> you put your head down for that last time when you're ready for impact and it's like okay, i have no control, i've got to give it up. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. they were entrusted with the this is our western edition. they were entrusted with the most powerful, most lethal arsenal in the world. but tonight the trust placed in them has been called into question. national security correspondent david martin tells us that 34 air force nuclear missile officers have been stripped of their certification. >> reporter: they are the men and women who would fire the nation's arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles and now they are implicated in what air force chief of staff mark welch say may be the biggest cheating sca
FOX News
Jan 18, 2014 1:30pm PST
angeles. it is now reduced to smoke and scattered ashes. will carr is live in los angeles. will, just how bad is the drought? >> well, greg, there hasn't been much rain and hasn't been much snow. the conditions are so bad that instead of hibernating a bear walked out on to a ski slope last week. th is an area desperate for water and it has had a major impact on formers and the crops. crops are sold across the country and yesterday california's governor declared a drought emergency. govenor jerry brown says this is the worst drought in california's history. he is cutting red tape to help transfer water from people selling it to people who desperately want to buy water. she also asking everyone in california to voluntarily conserve their water usage by 20%. >> this is mother nature. at some point we have to learn to live with nature. we have to get on nature's side and not abuse the resources that we have. and that's the point of the deck lar ration. >> at this point it is voluntary, but the president said he could make it mandatory down the line. >> how are firefighters doing with the koll
Jan 11, 2014 11:50pm EST
. >> scientology was created as a religion that would use celebrities as established in the los angeles 1954 ian there was a reason for that. l. ron hubbard to the founder realized that americans really do worshiped one thing for sure, celebrities. the space celebrities is hollywood's a scientology is one of the major landlords. early on they set out to recruit celebrities. there was a church publication put out shortly after the founding with a roster of perspective celebrities with people like bob hope, walt disney disney, reduced some of the most famous in the world but that is to they sought to use as a pitchman for their new religion. celebrities did come to the church. they built a celebrity center said they would feel at home. some of the year of the people that came into the church were rock hudson hudson, apparently he got very upset in the middle of an auditing session and needed to go put more money in the meter in they would not let him out of their room. he never came back. korea swanson, the gloria swanson the star of silent movies. people later like colin and even elvis presley ma
Jan 18, 2014 5:00am PST
a los angeles a mirar el estado de tiempo. >> fin de semana feriado para muchos. >> feriado para muchos, un fin de semana,caluroso, frÍo y con nieve. en los angeles continuamos con condiciones secas, una gran diferencia a lo que estÁn sintiendo los residentes de chicago, el oeste de nueva york, cleveland, pennsylvania, virginia, podrÍan experimentar hasta cinco pulgadas de nieve, asÍ finalizamos esta semana de trabajo, hoy viernes social, dÁndole paso a los alertas del norte del paÍs hacia el sudeste, en el sur de la florida no hay aviso de congelaciÓn, pero van a tener un fin de semana mayormente despejado,nosotros aquÍ, en california, hemos sentido una mÁxima de 85, seÑores, esto es como si estuviÉramos en pleno verano, y ustedes en el norte del paÍs experimentando condiciones invernales, san antonio con 68, la mÁxima, algo muy similar a miami, para el dÍa de maÑana, ya entrando al fin de semana, nosotros nos vamos a quedar con 80 en los angeles, mientras tanto en el norte del paÍs se va seguir lidiando con actividad de nieve, minneapolis solamente 18, y este increÍb
Jan 16, 2014 5:00pm PST
in los angeles county tonight. the angeles national forest in the foothills the fire is only about 30% contained. 17 structures have been destroyed the fire burned 1700 acres hundred of firefighters and residents are trying to keep homes from burning. >> great to see neighbors kich in here. they say saved this house just by putting the palm trees out. >> three men have been arrested accused of setting an illegal camp fire. >> another senior living center is under quarantine today. residents came down with severe stomach problems a senior facility has also been quarantined because of the noro virus. no deaths being reported today by local health departments. the total in the bay area is 21. doctors say one of the best ways to protect herself is to get a flu shot. in fremont people are doing that, laura and it's not too late. right. >> felicia brought her daughters to washington hospital. >> they've had it every year since they're babies. and we're around germs all the time. >> what will the shot protect you from? >> from the flu. >> it is not always pretty but officials say getting a f
Jan 6, 2014 4:30am PST
. . >> and that show starts tomorrow in los angeles. carter evans looks at some of the gadgets, big and small we can expect from the tech world. >> reporter: the big stars at the consumer electronics show be p year are tiny computers. not on your desktop, but just about everywhere else. >> wearable are going to be big at the show this year. last year was the beginning. we saw things like the fix it, smartwatches. this year they're going to be ever where if it sounds futuristic. >> state of the art -- >> reporter: this was the wave of the future 25 years ago. >> we set out for the consumer electronics show in los angeles. >> reporter: as of thed by steve croft on the cbs series web 57. >> [ music ] >> reporter: at the 1989 consumer electronics show, vcrs with on screen programming were all the rage. >> plug in the vcr. it prints out what to do on the tv screen. >> the rate of change is extremely quick. anything you might have imagined 20 years ago that exists in the future probably does. >> reporter: among the current future offerings are cars that drive with or without someone behind the wheel an
Jan 25, 2014 5:30pm PST
was a teenager growing up in los angeles the beatles kind of controlled our lives. >> reporter: jones' director of musical scoring and recording at skywalker sound. as an accomplished sound engineer she has recorded some of the greats including bonnie raitt and herbie hancock. she says the beatles and their record, astound her. >> every time i listen to the beatles i hear something new that i didn't hear before. and to me, that really speaks to the longevity of their music and their ability to cross over generations because there's something new every time i hear one of their records. >> reporter: paul and ringo will be performing at the grammys. if they are performing together, it's still in question. in san francisco, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> well, again, the grammys starts start at 8:00 tomorrow night. betty yu will be on the red carpet and behind the scenes. wave her live reports here on kpix 5 beginning at 5:30 tomorrow. >>> someone in this studio interviewed paul mccartney. >> that was you. >> that was when they were shooting a video south of santa maria and i interviewed him when i was wit
Jan 17, 2014 7:00pm PST
, 20 years ago today, a massive earthquake shook los angeles. lives were lost. homes were destroyed. so, why do fewer people have quake insurance today than they did back then? that's next. >>> california is in a state of emergency. the entire state is experiencing the worst dry spell in more than a century and there is no rain in the forecast. this comes as firefighters battle wildfires and fierce winds in the los angeles area to force thousands of residents from their homes. >> as if californians don't have enough to worry about, there's also the ever present threat of earthquakes. 20 years ago today, the north ridge quake struck, killing 57 and causing tens of billions of dollars in damages. still, most californians don't have earthquake insurance. what's being done about it? >> 2:00 in the morning of january 17th, the 6.7 earthquake crushed los angeles. 57 people died. over 40,000 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. the economic impact totalled $49 billion. a record at the time. >> the first cloud you come to. >> back then, many walkeded away from their houses as total l
Jan 26, 2014 11:00pm PST
tonight that law enforcement officials in los angeles county believe the four people were victims of an international organized ring. the russian mafia and that the case is from the bay area. calaveras county sheriff deputy found a decomposing body they believe had broken free of weights floating on the surface of the lake. for almost five months, calaveras officials tried unsuccessfully to identify the body. sources tell us that about three weeks ago, fbi agents from los angeles showed up and told local officials they had obtained information that lakes in the area might be dumping sites for organized crimes. locals told authorities about the bodies. a death certificate filed just last week identifies the dead man at myer muskatell, 68, a real estate developer. muskatell had been missing just seven days with his body hands bound was found floating in the lake. that's the same day los angeles police released this press statement. announcing a $54,000 reward from his family for information that would help find him. unaware he had already been found. sources tell me the fbi has dent
Jan 20, 2014 8:00pm PST
and leaving the city of angels for the city of san. what's behind the move out of los angeles. we'll speak with an adult entertainer later a shout. fan. january twenty oh five pm and washington d c i a mob and your art in america well ever since former contractor and were snowed in the one point seven eight million classified documents to the world is hearing the nsa is internal structure of president obama has been walking the fine line of political fallout. if each of the permanent justice last week the president finally address the issue and announced sweeping reforms to the way the national security agency collects digital information. the changes included some more oversight by the executive branch the working national security letters that forced private companies to hand over customer information to the nsa and an end to section two fifteen of the patriot act which allows the ball collection of medicaid. now some say the president's reforms went too far. others say they didn't go far enough with this historic speech enough to quell privacy concerns expressed by and civil liberties a
Jan 9, 2014 5:30pm PST
, create jobs and improve education. the president said the first five promise zones will be in los angeles, san antonio, the choctaw nation of oklahoma, southeastern kentucky and philadelphia. ben tracy went to the zone in l.a. >> reporter: just blocks from the gleaming towers of downtown los angeles is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. it's called pico-union. half the households here make less than $27,000. this is where 19-year-old willy manjarrez lives. how do you feel about where you live? >> i don't like it. i'd actually rather live somewhere else. that's why i want to school, finish high school, go to college and get out of the neighborhood. >> reporter: pico-union's designation as a promise zone gives him preference for federal aid already approved by congress. los angeles could get a total of $500 million over ten years to build affordable housing and public transit and to boost education and job training programs in the zone. >> i think it gives neighborhoods like this a real shot for young people to have a pathway out of poverty. >> reporter: los angeles mayor eric ga
Jan 17, 2014 4:00am PST
firefighters battling a dangerous wildfire east of los angeles are making progress. the fire destroyed five homes and forced nearly 4,000 people to evacuate. red flag warnings will remain in effect until later today, but for now the santa ana winds that pushed the flames early yesterday has subsided. the fire is 30% contained this morning. it's one of several burning in the state which is suffering through a severe drought. teri okita is at the fire command center in irwindale early this morning. good morning, teri. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. i spoke with the fire inspector. he says things have burned down quite a bit which is good news, however, they're still monitoring closely the worrisome unpredictable santa ana winds this morning. high winds whipping through the san gabriel mountains burning 30 miles east of los angeles. many residents could only watch in disbelief. >> it started off with a couple little embers. we thought we were safe. i really don't know right now. >> reporter: more than 700 firefighters are scrambling to put out hotspots through the 1,700 acres of charre
Jan 2, 2014 12:00am PST
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with dave stewart about the release of his third solo album entitled lucky .umbers he has sold more than 100 million albums. his latest is called lucky numbers. we are glad you joined us. a conversation with a steward is coming up right now. steward is coming up right now. stewart is coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. has always stewart combined pretty staying with performing and writing. the best-one of selling duos in history. he started releasing solo projects. his latest takes its inspiration from blues and country as well as rock. it is called "lucky numbers." we are going to hear a cut from that later. i am glad to have you back on set. have you been good? i will come to the music in just a second. a little birdie told me you are about to start a bank. when did artist get into a king? >> about four weeks ago. -- get into banking? >> about four weeks ago. it is a global community bank for creative. it is like looking at the other
Jan 10, 2014 5:30pm PST
clear. but the questions remain. aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >>> and tonight, we've learned that history is repeating itself for the golden arches. a woman is suing mcdonald's claiming she was burned by the fast-food giant's hot coffee, she claims the lid was carelessly placed on the cup. resulting in hot coffee spilling on her at the drive-through window. and this new case comes 20 years after the other famous lawsuit. a woman burned by hot coffee from mcdonald's was awarded $2.0 million by a jury. but a judge later cut the award to $640,000 before the customer settled. >>> and last night on our broadcast, we showed you the heart-pounding images of a plane crash-landing in the water, a passenger onboard filming it all. well, tonight, we learned what the passengers are saying. abc's david wright with the story from those who survived. >> reporter: all of these people know their plane is about to crash. but there is no shouting, no screaming. the eerie silence broken only by this sound of an alarm and this -- the moment of impact. then, calmly, they put on their life vests an
Jan 18, 2014 5:30pm PST
, bone dry, no snow to melt to keep the land there from becoming dry. from los angeles the pictures from the front lines and here's abc's, aditi roy. >> reporter: parched land, dried up lakes and a winter wildfire, signs of what california officials are calling a drought for the record books. >> we are facing perhaps the worst drought that california has ever seen. >> reporter: unusually dry conditions are fueling what seems like a never ending fire season, the raging flames that pushed more than 1,000 people from their homes this week in the los angeles suburbs now only 30% contained. at the peak of the fire, hilltops look like volcanos, the land so dry it takes just minutes for a blaze to engulf a home, leaving nothing but ash and rubble. >> it was unbelievable. we were up in these hills putting out fires and we could hear it crackling and timber falling. >> reporter: this drought is now covering two-thirds of the state, which is why residents are being urged to cut their water use by 20%. the town of willits has only about a 100-day supply of water. the nearby reservoir is at 17% capa
Jan 4, 2014 6:00pm PST
." >>> still ahead: the city of los angeles, ready for its time- lapse close-up. its time-lapse close-up. picking him up and holding him against me. it wasn't just about me anymore. i had to quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. chantix didn't have nicotine in it, and that was important to me. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these, stop chantix and see your doctor right away, as some could be life threatening. tell your doctor if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, or if you develop new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of
Jan 6, 2014 4:00am PST
warmer. 82 degrees there. chicago will be windy, minus 10. dallas and los angeles, sunny. >>> in sports the nfl two wild card games were played in frigid temperatures and both home teams were left out in the cold. it was 5 degrees in green bay when the packers and 49ers kicked off. vernon davis catches a 28-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the niners a three-point lead. green bay would tie the game up, but san francisco sets themselves up for a last-minute field goal by phil dawson. the 49ers overcome the packers and the elements to win, 23-20. dawson said it was so cold it felt like he was kicking a brick. >> leather gets hard in cold weather, but that's just the challenge that was there for us today, and you have to approach it a little bit differently, but at the end of the day, you either make the kick or you don't. >> and just take a look at how close dawson's kick comes to being blocked. it almost got into the arms of green bay's house. >>> and the weather conditions were warmer but much wetter in cincinnati. the bengals hosting the chargers. cincinnati has not won a p
Jan 22, 2014 5:30pm PST
in los angeles back in november. the associated press is reporting that minutes before the shooting two armed police officers assigned to the area went on break at the same time without informing a dispatcher. gunmen paul ciancia is charged with murdering a security screener and wounding three other people. there are warnings up tonight in hawaii for dangerous waves. this is sunset beach on oahu. the national weather service is forecasting some of the biggest waves there in a decade. 40 to 50 feet high. top surfers are expected top surfers are expected to flock to the beach, but the waves are considered far too dangerous for most swimmers. in los angeles, they're trying something new under the sun-- hockey's iceman cometh, next. ♪ [ chicken caws ] [ male announcer ] when your favorite food starts a fight, fight back fast with tums. heartburn relief that neutralizes acid on contact and goes to work in seconds. ♪ tum, tum tum tum tums! it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. eggland's best. better taste. better nutrition. better egg
Jan 17, 2014 11:35pm PST
noches, los habitantes de los angeles recuerda hoy uno de los momentos mÁs trágicos en historia de esa ciudad, cuando se cumplen 20 aÑos del terremoto que causÓ muerte y destrucciÓn, y como es lógico, muchos se preguntan, quÉ pasarÍa si otro similar ocurriera hoy, dÍa despuÉs de que los expertos descubrirÁn fallas sÍsmicas. >> en tan sÓlo siete segundos un terremoto de 6.7 de la escala richter, dejÓ en los angeles una de las peores olas de destrucciÓn y muerte del paÍs, pero dos dÉcadas después todo indica que la lecciÓn no fue aprendida. >> como hace 20 aÑos hemos tenido un terremoto como este, entonces la gente no se acuerda del daÑo y cree que no le va a pasar. >> los cientÍficos han determinado la existencia de mÁs fallas sÍsmicas en california, especÍficamente en dos zonas densamente probadas de los angeles, como hollywood. >> entre mÁs juntos, más fuertes, el acero tambiÉn sede al movimiento telÚrico. >> hoy se sabe que hasta un millar de edificios en los Ángeles, que se creÍan seguros, podrÍan sucumbir ante un terremoto. en 1994, es este modo pro
Al Jazeera America
Jan 11, 2014 2:00am EST
on the california coast making rising sea levels a real danger. brian rooney tells us about cities like los angeles that are looking for ways to adjust. >> marina del rey, cities like los angeles are going to have to start to think about engineering a future about rising california storms. >> as we have more severe storms we have bigger waves and when those are coupled with high tides we will see more flooding. we will certainly see more flooding in those coaflt areas. >> in potential danger are densely populated areas like the famous venice beach. these power plants will be vulnerable to flooding. bigger waves and higher tides beach communities in southern california and beyond may have to begin building protective barriers for homes and public facilities along the coast. los angeles officials say they need to do it in the next few years and not when it becomes an emergency. especially in communities where low income renters live in older buildings that are not prepared to weather storm. >> those are the places where we expect to see the most flooding. they are also the communities that have the m
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 12:00pm EST
... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york. you are returning to our continuing coverage of the nsa controversy, the changes the president says he is making to the programs today. david shuster has been here throughout the broadcast listening to the president's speech. david you say there is a loophole big enough to drive a truck through in this case? >> right. the president says he doesn't want the nsa collect these records. he would prefer a third-party. the phone companies has already said we're not going to collect it for you. and there's no solution right now. so the president is saying we'll confer with congress and figure out who this third-party is going to be, but until they can come up with a viable third-party, essentially this data collection continues. and the president is saying we're going to have -- >> kicking the can -- >> yeah, kicking the can, and saying i want to move it away from the nsa, but it's up to congress to help
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 2:00am EST
about 15 degrees below normal and we'll hit 10 for minnesota. the warm spot will stay around los angeles to houston. we'll have a band of snow, 1-2mm. it's cold air. the wind - you'll have windchills. we'll have details on how cold you'll be for the day. >> returning back to winter. presidential pot. the commander-in-chief says something no other chief executive has said from the oval office. the bold comparison that could change the way america looks at marijuana. >> some are still afraid to drink the water >> water worries - the local utility says it's safe to drink after a toxic chemical spill. residents in west virginia say their down still smells like a giant cough drop. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. president obama says smoking pot isn't any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. speaking to the new yorker magazine, the president is troubled that poor kids are more likely to get locked up for smoking marijuana. president obama was quoted as saying "i view it as a bad habit and a vice not different to the cigarettes i spoked as a young person. i don't think it is more danger
Al Jazeera America
Jan 23, 2014 2:00am EST
. if you remember, we were looking at dry conditions. for los angeles, 73 degrees. the temperature is coming back up. not too much. we'll see on sunday a high of 77 going to 81 degrees going towards monday. here in texas we are looking at cold temperatures. highs for dallas get to 35 degrees. little rock. you'll reach about zero, freezing. 32 degrees there. as we go to the next cold days, a big change. 35 degrees for dallas. and on saturday the high temperatures going up to 61. parts of the country going for warm-up. >> still ahead - target dropping benefits for part-time workers, the company says why the move will benefit employees. >> it's hard, it's so unbearable. >> gun violence changed this woman's life. she describes how her life changed when her husbands was gunned down in a theatre for texting. >> and more problems for governor chris christie. questions being asked about political favours. >> welcome back. an argument over texting led to a fatal shooting at a movie theatre. the ak50u6d accused gunman, a 41-year-old cop. the wife of the victim wants justice. >> nicole oulso
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 2:00am EST
across the north, clearer for calve, down towards the south. we'll see los angeles stay lone at 74 degrees. remember last week the temperatures were high. we were looking at 80 there's. los angeles, a high of 64 degrees. for los angeles, i said you were relatively low, temperatures will come back up to 78 by the time we get towards the weekend. a lot of rain to the south. this is what the area we are going to watch carefully, but to dallas, we'll see clear skies over the next coup of days. temperatures on wednesday, a big drop. coming up to 57 on saturday. >> lighting up is about to become big business. >> hacking the iphone. caple responds to claims that the n.s.a. tried to spy on their smartphones. taking the fight to the supreme court. utah's latest move to block same-sex marriage in the state. iranians >> colorado is now the first state in the nation to allow anyone over 21 to legally buy and smoke marijuana. we have this report on how businesses there are profiting. harvesting and processing pot is a family affair at nature's herbs and wellness in garden city colorado. >> this
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 2:00am EST
the closure of put poult -- poultry markets. >> los angeles is now the latest to say goodbye to plastic bags. >> disposable shopping bags are everywhere in los angeles. caught in fences, in the trees, in the weeds. and they are in the gutter waiting to be washed down the storm drain to the ocean. that is why this city banned them. it's been the law a few days. but angelina knew it was coming. >> i would bring them and leave them in the trunk of the car. it's become a habit. i'm really grateful for that. >> it's a great thing. >> we should be conserving. >> the ban applies to groceries, markets and stores that sell perishable foods. if you come without a bag, you can get a paper one. there are some exceptions. you can get a chinese take out in a bag. billions of plastic grocery bags are distributed. it was mostly a one-sided argument in june when the los angeles passed the law. >> they become trash, clog the gutters, pol ute the river and trash the beaches. >> if you want to see a fish destroyed, see what plastic does to the fish, to the food chain, what it does to life itself. >> now been 90
Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 5:00pm EST
... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> welcome back to "inside story." i'm ray suarez. bad traffic jams are a way of life in washington, d.c. where our studio is loaghted and count -- located and countless other studios in the united states. that's what happened this week in atlanta and it got us thinking about the consequence he of sprawl in our country and john norquist in chicago, you wanted to break in on the professional's point. >> the only reason automobile ownership is going up in europe, if you count the communist countries where people couldn't afford to own automobiles. western europe is very similar to the u.s., bmts are dropping there is spreading, we should distinguish between spreading and sprawl. human beings are always going to look for somewhat more space. bob brugeman and i both live in dense areas. some people want a wig yard, i don't have any problem with that. but -- big yard. i don't have any problem with that. but if you look at the difference between europe and the united states, in eur
Jan 25, 2014 5:00am PST
semana. vamos a pasar a nuestros estudios en los angeles para su listado semanal. >> esta semana estrena la cinta del co guionista de la saga. deja de lado todos sus encantos para interpretar un papel que definitivamente la llevarÁ al siguiente nivel de su carrera. una comedia chilena ganadora del premio a la mejor actriz en el festival de berlÍn llega finalmente a las salas de cine del paÍs. >> 200 aÑo despuÉs de su estremecedora creaciÓn, la criatura del doctor frankenstein aÚn camina sobre la tierra. pero cuando se juega el destino de la humanidad, descubre que tiene la clave que podrÍa destruir la especie humana. una joven adolescente embarazada que reside en un barrio pobre y huye del abuso fÍsico y verbal de su madre. ella escapa en busca de su padre biolÓgico. un millonario corredor de la bolsa de wall street, sÓlo para ser rechazada por Éste. pasara dÍas en la cÁrcel hasta que encuentra un refugio para mujeres embarazadas. >> Éste ha sido definitivamente el rol que ha hecho la transiciÓn a una triste verdad. tuviste que transformarte quitarte mucho de tu esencia,
Jan 23, 2014 12:00pm PST
: if it's successful this saturday which we expect it to be in los angeles, why can't san jose host an outdoor professional hockey game. san jose can host an outdoor game. i have spoken to the league about this and if the l.a. game goes well from a weather stand point and if the league wants to continue the stadium series we are very much on the short list for a game in northern california. we have already talked to three locations, stanford stadium, at&t park where the giants play and the new levi stadium all three very interested. but we're early in the process. >> amazing to see outdoor hockey in the bay area. even though it's 81 degrees in los angeles for that hockey game in saturday. roberta gonzales for kpix 5. >>> the 56th annual grammy awards in los angeles are just three days away. ll cool j returns to host for the second time and this morning we spoke to him about what to expect at this year's show. >> it's music's biggest night, reit? and it's not only about what's trendy. it's just about what's great. and what's great in music. and sometimes those moments, those grammy m
Jan 26, 2014 5:30pm PST
clouds at the shoreline. fair skies, 62 degrees. in los angeles, 72. snow in denver and just 25. and chicago, 10 degrees. and new york, 37 and a few showers. overnight lows, 42 in santa rosa and 42 at napa. 47 degrees in san jose. livermore, well above average tomorrow with 68 degrees for a forecasted high. san jose up to 66. down in the south bay the numbers will be mostly in the middle to upper 60s. still warm in the east bay. not as warm as we have been. tomorrow in the north bay. 67 in kentfield. and farther north, warm, the extended forecast, finally, increase clouds on wednesday. battling in the showers on thursday at the moment, look at the weekend, it looks sunny. hacould change. meantime, finally changes and, that is it. >> all right. yes. rain is good. yes. i know. i know. >>> a big upset today in tennis. >> you gave my story away. >> not really. [ laughter ] >> this was amazing. nadal loses to one of switzerlands best players but it is not roger fedderrer. i can confirm the broncos and the seahawks have arrived in new york. ,,,,,, for over 60,000 california foster chi
Jan 30, 2014 12:00am PST
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with the usually silent teller and the director of a new documentary entitled "tim's vermeer." he seeks to unravel just how vermeer created those paintings full of light and detail. then we will turn to a conversation with grammy-winning violinist hilary hahn. she is putting a contemporary music.n classical we are glad you joined us. those conversations coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: teller talks loud and clear in a fascinating film called "tim's vermeer" in which an inventor tries to figure out just how vermeer created 150 years before photography those canvases of light and perspective no one was able to uplicate. >> i am moving my head up and both things atee the same time. that is your clue you have matched the paint exactly. it is not subject to of. it is object of. >> this is pbs. you can actually talk tonight. i'm going to make you talk. speaking of talking, my staff has been talking my ear off about how i have to se
Jan 5, 2014 2:00am PST
to propose to the love of his life, emily. both are successful actors in los angeles. they're standing at the restaurant where they had their first date, blue jam cafe. justin has told her like i'm five minutes behind you, i'll be there in a minute. there is emily. how stunningly gorgeous is she? there are lights, candles, it's a beautiful setting. she's meeting him there for dinner. but instead, there is a video and it's being played on a television screen. here is what she's seeing and then in the corner, we get to see her reaction. >> i don't know how to do this. >> he says i don't know how do this, but he knows how to do this. ♪ >> a boy band performance singing "god must have spent a little more time on you." white outfits, the whole thing. and now "dancing queen" by abba. and then a performance of bruno mars "marry you" with like the entire city of los angeles. >> it's like a flash mob. >> and then in walks justin. there is one more touching beautiful remarkable surprise. >> i know your dad can't be here. i just asked your dad if i could marry you. will you marry me? >> you can
Jan 16, 2014 6:00am PST
in orange county around 11:40 last night. tuesday night a 4.4 quake rattled the los angeles area. in fact there's been a quake in southern california every day for the past ten days. >>> the flu has now killed three more people here in the bay area. the total number of cases in the bay area in santa cruz is now 21. that's death from the flu. napa county confirmed its first flu death a second was reported in contra costa a third in sonoma county. h1n1 appears to be the dominant flu strain and the best way from text yourself is by getting a flu shot and washing your hands often. the centers for disease control and prevention has information on where you can get a flu shot. we posted a link on our website. it's 6:05. a man shot by an off duty san francisco police officer is due to be arraigned today on felony assault charges. it happened sunday morning at a chevron station at bayshore boulevard and gerald avenue. a police sergeant says the off duty female officer fired in self-defense when the man punched her in the face after a fender bender on 280. an off duty firefigh
Jan 9, 2014 11:35pm PST
been born here in los angeles. maybe the most exciting piece of technology ever. this is currently residing in a mobile station not too far from here in west hollywood. it is the burrito box. it's a burrito vending machine. or as guillermo calls it, a hot burrito bending machine. right? an easy way to tell if you're stoned out of your mind is you're buying burritos out of a vending machine. it comes out with guacamole on the side, sour cream, hot sauce. i guess this is for people who are too much in a hurry to wait 40 seconds attack co beto taco . we got a hol of a burrito box and we're going to demonstrate it for real how it works in a few minutes. we got it this amp. guillermo has already gotten his head stuck in it four times. >> guillermo: yeah. >> jimmy: and new jersey governor chris christie has had a bad couple of days. he's embroiled in a major scandal involving lane closures near the george washington bridge. one of his top aides allegedly ordered the lane closure to retaliate against the mayor of ft. lee to refuse to support governor christie's re-election. a lot of peopl
Jan 24, 2014 9:30pm EST
executive and founder of stadiumred joining us from los angeles, jon erlichman, set the stage. do you have a tux and tickets? >> i go when they invite me to perform. i did not get that honor. there are always last-minute announcements. maybe they will tell me i can be one of the announcers. no. what am i talking about? are you kidding me? this is one of the hottest tickets in town. i am glad you talked about the streaming services. a lot of the acts that are talked about are the ones people are discovering on new platforms and listening to on services like spotify. you see social media as well and new technology is a way to get the word out about artists. that is one of the reasons why this is one of the big shows on television, because of the big following of social media. >> tell people about your connection. >> we do services from recording studios all the way through events. we are working with the grammys to produce the official grammy viewing party in new york. >> what is an official viewing party? >> music is everywhere. in new york, the recording academy is everywhere. we do a lot
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 5:00pm EST
this year. the mayor of los angeles' leadership ended over the summer. new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is leaving, too, after more than a decade at city hall. >> new york city has never been stronger than it is today, and i think it's fair to say that our future has never been brighter. >> reporter: in the final speech of the term, he said his city today is drastically different from the one he took glover i think it's safe to say that it's clear that the golden age of the suburb is over, and it is being replaced by a new urban renaissance redefining the future. >> reporter: violence, governmental dysfunction, decay. in the 1970s new york lost more than 10% of its population. it was a center of a growing trend of cities around the country where middle class residents were fleeing fast to the suburbs. >> if you want to change the world, run for mayor. >> i, michael r. bloomberg do solemnly swear... >> ly after the september 11th attacks he took over investing . it would be his legacy and inspiration to other metropolitan areas around the country. today crime is way down in ne
Jan 12, 2014 6:00pm PST
. the temperatures are near all time highs. near los angeles they have red flag warnings looking out for fire, in the context we're experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, and looking ahead, nothing coming in in the next week or two which will change that, jeff. >> glor: thanks very much. >>> students and faculty at the university of charleston which closed today. last thursday, chemicals leaked into the elk river, affecting nine counties. chip reid has more. >> after four days lining up for bottled area, some people in the charleston area are close to their limit. >> do you have a sense of how long it is going to be? >> i wish we knew.ak a shower! >> officials say the water is still not safe for drinking bathing cooking. at the freedom industries plant where the leak occurred they are putting containment booms in the water, to protect the water from the chemical to wash coal. collecting water samples and testing them, to determine the concentration which smells like licorice. >> can you still smell the licorice or is it decreasing? >> you can still smell the licorice. >> not as str
Jan 1, 2014 12:00am PST
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with jazz great wayne shorter who is on a celebration of his 80th birthday with friend and collaborator herbie hancock. he will debut his latest composition at disney hall in l.a. written for grammy winner esperance a spaulding. he has released a cd titled "without a net. he is also about to receive the lifetime achievement award from thelonious monk institute. better thanet much wayne shorter. we are delighted to have a conversation with him coming up right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: when wayne shorter was studying music back in the 50s, he first confused and then impressed his professors by combining classical music with jazz. musical barriers were meant to be broken. both with his own recordings and in the rock fusion group weather report. there are so many clips i could share with you tonight about his career, but i decided to take this one from 1967. ♪ tavis: congrats on the's 80 years, for starters. >> thank you. tavis: what do yo
Jan 29, 2014 11:00pm EST
vandalism in los angeles over and negative thing -- over an egg tossing incident. attention lately for brushes with the law than his music. nathanson, los angeles. >> i bet you it sells magazines. that's the way it works. >> let's talk about the weather now. little relief in sight finally. >> it will start tomorrow and have a nice progression to the weekend. started first the potomac covered with ice and snow on top of the ice today, a cold day but managing 26 for the high, well shy of the average of 44. that does not tell us a thing about what's going happen. let's take it one day at a time and enjoy what we have here. lookmoment, let's take a at this big temperature difference across the country. -26. in l.a., 85. thisegree difference in stretch. we start to get big differences as the wind is hanging on to the first hint of a summer pattern starting in the far south and southwest. apertures ranging from single digits, 7 at this air station with five inches of snow on the ground. 16 in gaithersburg, nine in manassas, and if we look at the mid-atlantic some of like charles
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Jan 16, 2014 11:00pm EST
records, while we were one or two degrees away from a record for places like los angeles, who hit 85. looking at the areas of drought across the u.s. 75% of california is included. the percentage of normal rain fall is barely over 51%. other cities below the percentage of normal. we get well into the water here, starting in july. the water year starts in july. we are three-quarters of the way through it. californian mountain snow, compared to 2012, we are now the driest on record, comparing the snow pack in the mountains to what we have now, this january of 2014, it's an impressive difference. overall we are seeing very dry conditions, storms from the last summer completely avoiding california, coming up through mexico and texas. how long will we stay dry? we'll have more of an overview of the climate coming up >> on the eve of president obama's speech on the n.s.a. reforms, new information on the extent of the agency's spying. it's the latest story based on edward snowden's leak. the n.s.a. collects close to day, part of a global sweep, and includes people under no suspicion of ille
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